TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - As a citizen advocate of Results Canada Halton-Peel and Toronto, this National Volunteer Week, I bring to your attention the upcoming five-day Live Below the Line fundraising challenge, beginning this April 27th, 2015. While the ravages of extreme poverty unite many to affirm "yes" to the global village in which we live, the worthiness for each and every man, woman and child expands much beyond that of confronting hunger. As the reference for the Canadian dollar equivalent of extreme poverty, surviving on $1.75 a day illuminates a hope whose relentless spirit knows no bounds, but a conscience that points to poverty eradication as the only viable option. The world has seen a 17% drop in chronic hunger since 1992 from 1 billion people to 805 million today; however, eating enough does not equate eating healthy enough. More than two billion people experience "hidden hunger" or chronic malnutrition. Unveiled, the problem emerges beyond insidious effects to a responsibility that meets all eye-to-eye. How may we share in building a common voice for equitable and sustainable solutions? Choosing to live below the line may be just what is required to make a difference.
SOURCE Halton-Peel Results Canada
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